1270: Yasujiro Origuchi

1270: Yasujiro Origuchi

Yasujiro Origuchi

Origuchi was born on 04 July 1880. He was a fisherman. His family includes Masa Origuchi (wife), Takeo Origuchi (son; born 27 November 1930; died on 21 January [year unknown] at Grand Forks Hospital), and Ainosuke Origuchi (son). He lived in Skeena River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Summer Maid,” also known as “Y.O.” [file also mentions boat “East Hope”]; fishing equipment; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 July 1880
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
Skeena River
C-9316 (1833-1850)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1270
Name Yasujiro Origuchi
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 17 October 1946



1270: Yasujiro Origuchi


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